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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: Australian Hands On

It’s pretty rare to see something new and unexpected when it comes to smartphones these days. Between an endless cycle of leaks and the annual slog of product announcements, it’s nice to see something that takes you by surprise. That’s why I’m so amped for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: because it’s wonderfully weird.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Australian Hands On

The Galaxy Note 3 was so good, so what can Samsung do to make the world’s best phablet even better? Mostly, make it feel more premium of course.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge: Australian Pricing, Release Dates

Tonight’s the night. Samsung has officially introduced its long-awaited Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, the novel Galaxy Note Edge, and a swathe of wearables. Here’s how much they all cost and when you can get them in Australia.


UberPool: Uber Wants To Double Down On Ride-Sharing In Sydney With This New Feature

Uber’s low-cost UberX ride-sharing service is just step one in a plan to introduce new transport options into Sydney, according to a new report.


Telstra Might Be Killing The T-Box

The partnership between Foxtel and Telstra is only growing stronger. With Foxtel about to release a new high-end iQ set-top box and a cheaper model for mainstream customers, rumours suggest Telstra might be about to discontinue the T-Box, its streaming video and IPTV player.


Apple iPhone 6: Australian Review

So what if you don’t want a giant phone in your life? What if 4.7 inches is all you need? Try the iPhone 6. As we found out from our review, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.


Optus' Coverage Maps Show Its Massive 700MHz 4G Rollout

When it paid $650 million for long-range 700MHz spectrum in 2013, we all knew that Optus would be putting it to good use for fast and expansive mobile network coverage — but we just didn’t know when. Optus’ new coverage map shows its future 4G Plus rollout zones, covering much wider areas around Australia’s capital cities.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Osmos HD on Android, Loop on iPad and Jigsaw Puzzle on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Killing The Australia Tax Versus Killing Piracy: Why The Government Is Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Well this is interesting, isn’t it? Yesterday, a Government-appointed panel on Competition Law just told everyone it was OK to use their VPNs to circumvent international geoblocks in order to dodge the Australia Tax. So what does this mean for a government desperate to get people to stop using VPNs to access overseas services like Netflix?


Government Panel Says Australia's Laws Can't Keep Up With Technology Like Uber

Aussies love tech, so much so that when new apps and services enter the marketplace, it can be hard for our reactive legal system to keep up. That’s what we’ve seen with the entry of companies like Uber into the country, as State Governments and taxi lobbies try to squash it before it takes root. A new review into competition policy says that our legal competition framework just can’t keep up the Ubers of the world, and change is needed if Australia wants to be a forward-thinking economy.


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